“[Robert E. Lee] had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought.”

Ulysses S. Grant

“To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an enemy drawn up in calm and confident array:—this is the art of studying circumstances.”

Sun Tzu
The Art of War

“I'd assumed only famous surfers rode Waimea. But now I saw that local fathers rode it too. And in time perhaps their sons would as well. These people never appeared in mainland magazines. And there were many families like the Kalakakuis in Hawaii, multi-generational surfing families, Ohanas rich in talent and tradition, known only to one another.”

William Finnegan
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life